22% of Costa Rica´s coffee production is low-carbon and sustainable
Coffee is one of Costa Rica’s most important and emblematic export good and deeply connected to the country’s national identity. However, climate change clearly challenges the livelihood of Costa Rican coffee farmers and the crop’s long-term sustainability. Faced with this dire situation, in 2014 the sector joined forces with public institutions and the international cooperation to implement the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Café. The Costa Rican NAMA Café is implemented by the country’s Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) and National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) and aims to reduce GHG emissions during coffee production...
Over 1,200 Costa Rican coffee farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices
Coffee producers from all over Costa Rica received trainings on the topics of farm management, tree pruning, and sustainable soil management in order to increase productivity and minimize the impacts of climate change. In addition, they were presented with the NAMA Café and its NAMA Support Project. Over 500 people were trained directly in 9 workshops organized by the Ministry for Agriculture (MAG), the National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and carried out by consultants from CIMS. Over 700 producers were subsequently trained on the workshops´ topics by their technicians. 505 workshop...
Low-carbon coffee from Costa Rica presented at Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, USA
From April 20th to 23rd 2017, coffee samples from ten coffee mills participating in the NAMA Café de Costa Rica were offered at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, USA. The National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH presented the Coffee NAMA and its NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica” at the world´s largest coffee event. Visitors of the Global Specialty Coffee Expo were in for a treat at this year´s event: Coffee samples from ten different coffee mills participating in the Coffee NAMA were waiting to be sampled at the “Café...
50 coffee mills initiate carbon and water footprint measuring in 2017
In 2017, the 50 coffee mills participating in the Costa Rican Coffee NAMA will receive trainings in calculating their respective carbon and water footprints. More than 36 mills participated in the Welcome and Follow-Up Workshop at Starbucks´ Hacienda Alsacia in the foothills of Poás Volcano organized by the National Coffee Institute (ICAFE), the Ministry for Agriculture (MAG) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The workshop, which took place on February 24 th 2017 at the Producer Support Center in Starbucks´ Hacienda Alsacia, kicked off with a warm welcome by Mr. Ronald Peters, Executive Director of the National...
NAMA Support Project will focus on working with coffee farmers and supporting coffee promotion in 2017
In February 2017, the NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica” (NSP) celebrated one year of implementation: Important achievements from 2016 are several trainings for coffee mills involving the measuring of their carbon footprint as well as a tour to Germany to promote Costa Rican coffee. In 2017, the project will focus on working closely with coffee producers to increase farm productivity and continue to support coffee mills to successfully promote their one-of-a-kind coffee abroad. Review of 2016: Capacity development in carbon footprint measurement and coffee promotion in Germany After its first year of implementation, the NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon...
Costa Rican coffee receives US$ 10.7 million for reduction of CO2 emissions
50.000 familia productoras del grano se verán beneficiadas con los fondos. Proyecto reduce emisiones de gases invernadero y disminuye costos. Más de 50.000 familias cafetaleras en el país podrán renovar los métodos de producción y tratamiento de su cosecha, para así reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero y mejorar la competitividad del producto.